Well it seems Ms Meldrew has gotten well and truly into her stride with this whole blogger beauty box thing. Having started the monthly subscription service only a matter of months ago she is now responsible for delivering a little box of goodies sealed in a white box sporting that make up haul logo we’ve all come to love. This months box contained products with a combined value in excess of £100, so costing only a tenth of the price and for the love of supporting a fellow blogger what excuse do you have not to sign up?
Exactly – none. Zilch. Nada.
So let’s take a look at this months treasures….
With its pale pink texture and soft clean scent there is no danger of this being mistaken for anything other than Vitamin E cream. As a basic essential in any girls armoury, Vitamin E can always be relied upon to deliver calming and clear results in even the angriest of skin battles.
When all else fails Vitamin E is there to save the day. To swoop in and bridge the gap between ultimate meltdown and soothing bliss. To remind you of the giant leap of maturity you have taken to evolve from that sweet comforting baby lotion to the grown ups equivalent.
Having suffered my skins usual annual protest against the Autumn season, I was thankful for this little pot of John Gosnell’s original formula to banish the breakout and pave the way to healthy glowing winter skin (if there is such a thing!) Hurrah.
*Round of applause please*
I’ll be straight up – liquid eyeliner really isn’t my thing and does nothing for my eyes (other than make them look smaller) so being a gal who loves to make the most of her big brown eyes, it seems that liquid eyeliner should remain firmly on my avoid list. That said, there have been occasions where I have attempted Hollywood glam and sported winged liner and red lips, so when this months blogger box arrived I thought why not opt for a vintage pin up look.
This eyeliner is designed to be long lasting and stay in place but if you are anything like me it’s getting liquid eyeliner in the right place in the first instance that’s the biggest problem! So if you are someone (like me) who struggles with precision application this liquid eyeliner could well be the product for you. The brush/ application is slim and hard angled, making the finest of lines simple and leaving minimal room for error. With a price tag of £12.46 it’s a small price to pay for perfection.
Two utterly honest statements right here:
1. This was the product I was least looking forward to trying, and
2. This is without doubt my favourite product in the box.
I have never really used organic skincare products until I started blogging and certainly have never used an oil as a make up remover or cleanser. I had always figured that these were best placed in the cupboards of those natural beauties – the ones we all adore for having clear skin and sporting minimal make up (i.e. the ones that don’t triple cleanse to get their triple layer of make up off.)
In case you hadn’t realised, I am a huge make up fan and will happily apply 10 products a day to my face. For that reason I am heavily reliant upon good quality skincare regime, particularly at the end of the day. When I read that this product was to be used as a cleanser I initially thought there’d be no way it would live up to my standards, so I was pleasantly surprised when it did.
In terms of application you rub the oil across your face before removing with warm water and a muslin cloth. Easy and effective. It left my skin feeling clean, healthy and clear and smelt of lavender so was hugely calming before bed. My only criticism is that the bottle was too small and so ran out too quickly!
Whilst we’re on the subject of skincare, the importance of a good quality serum is often overlooked but in my humble opinion should be a basic stage in any girls (or guys) routine. It is absorbed into the lower layers (or epidermis) of your skin, correcting and hydrating skin from below the surface. A thicker, creamier moisturiser is then applied on top to take action against the surface layers.
So skincare basics over and to get to my point, I found this serum to be a cross between the two. It was slightly thicker than other serums I have used, with a consistency similar to a thin moisturiser but with that same instantly absorbing quality a serum has.
I have been using it morning and night for 10 days now and the results have been fantastic. My skin feels hydrated and looks glowing. Despite it being cold and miserable my skin looks almost as good as it does in the summer. This serum is designed to help transform the appearance of skin to make it look younger, more radiant, luminous and beautiful and I have to say I am not going to beg to differ.
…. after all good make up has to start with a fabulous base!
This dermal treatment is designed to calm and soothe even the most sensitive and upset of skins. It is suitable for the face and body so is a handy little tube to have around. Thankfully after using the above gems my skin is not really in need of this product so the jury is still out on its effectiveness. Rather than give you a half hearted trial and review I’ll ask you to stay tuned for a full assessment of this one….
All in all a skincare saviours themed blogger box I’d say, wouldn’t you?
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